Hey Y'all

So I'm a newby of newbies and just looking for advice. I was lucky enough to recently go surfing in the pacific last year and had a blast. I was lucky enough to pick up a surfboard from a friend a couple of weeks ago and I'm looking to head out again soon. Does anyone have any advice? Places to check out? Once again, I'm VERY new at surfing! Thanks for any help

-NTS